This lump of clay on the wheel— Under the thumb of the potter, Will it become a vase? A cup? An answer begins to take shape. The wheel hums; the potter hums. Ah…the pleasure of taking pains. Poem title from chapter 59 of poemcrazy by Susan G. Wooldridge.
“The pleasure of taking pains” is from John Ciardi’s How Does a Poem Mean? and perfectly captures how I feel about writing and revising poems. Peace to your ♥!